Video has surfaced showing the moment Iranian forces captured U.S. sailors after their small patrol boats drifted into the country’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
The American troops — and their pair of Riverine Command Boats — have since been released, but as the video shows, the ordeal wasn’t exactly a friendly offer of assistance.
What’s also interesting is the crew-served weapons aboard the fast-attack boats — the Swedish CB-90 design — appear to be visible in the video but missing in subsequent photos.
More photos of moment of arresting American sailors by IRGC pic.twitter.com/MjlmOB7kbz— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2016
Another video has also been released showing one of the sailors apologizing for the incident. “It was a mistake that was our fault,” he said, “and we apologize for our mistake.”